Primary Responsibilities include:
- Engage people in strengths-based,
trauma-informed peer support at the very beginning stages of their
individual recovery plans, primarily in a hospital emergency room setting
following opiate overdose survival.
- Demonstrate active listening, respectful motivational
interviewing, and treatment of people as the strongest resource in their
- Educate survivors about the reality and process
of recovery, including options for treatment, harm reduction, and safety.
- Provide systems advocacy and guidance to
individuals as they navigate the substance use disorder treatment system.
- Provide warm handoffs to treatment providers
and/or recovery support services and other community resources.
- Effectively communicate with family, SHERPA Family Peers, hospital staff,
and substance use treatment providers and community supports.
- Document service utilization and outcomes with
respect and confidentiality.
Qualifications and Requirements include:
- High school diploma required. Undergraduate
degree a plus.
- NYS Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC)
required, NYS Certified Peer Specialist (CPS or CPS-P) and/or Certified
Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA or CRPA-P) a plus.
- At least 2 years working in substance use or
mental health recovery services as a provider or service recipient
- Intermediate skills,
including Microsoft Office. (including Word, Outlook and Excel)
- Valid NYS driver's license with a safe and responsible driving history and a vehicle that is properly registered and insured in accordance with NYS DMV regulations.
- 35 hours per week.
- Some evenings and weekends may be
- Medical, Dental, Life STD/LTD Insurance.
Employer contributed Pension (403b).
Accessibility to other voluntary benefits (Cancer Care, TDA, etc.)
- 10 vacation days, 12 sick days, 4 personal
days, 11 Agency holidays and 2 floating holidays per year.